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Nellie Rogerson

Nellie Rogerson

Residence Period: 2014.11.01-2014.11.30

Nellie Rogerson

(right) "Wendy" (Produced during residency, November 2014)
(left) "Most of the things dropped around the plants weren't flower petals" Exhibition view (3331 Arts Chiyoda, 2014)


Nellie Rogerson is a visual artist working primarily within the sculptural discourse. Through sculpture, craft and installation, her practice explores the multitudes of material potential in artistic forms, with a heavy focus on the interrogation of function and energy. Nellie examines the potentials of objects, both constructed and found, so that they become 'experiments' encompassing latent energy in playful and succinct modes. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2011, and then completed her Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts the following year. After finishing at Monash, Nellie was selected for Fresh! at Craft Victoria, the NEWER12 exhibition at Trocadero Art Space and published in DQ Magazine. Nellie has shown in Melbourne and interstate in curated group and solo shows at spaces including Seventh Gallery, Platform Contemporary Art Space, Guilford Lane Gallery, LoopHole, Moana Project Space and as a part of L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Week's Penthouse Mouse. Her work ' Bomb' was featured as the cover of Circuit: Western Australian Contemporary Art. Nellie is a recipient of the ArtStart grant from Australia Council for the Arts. She lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

Activities in Japan

Whilst on residence at 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Nellie presented an exhibition of sculptural works and an open studio. The peculiarities and material potential of Japanese objects and their idiosyncrasies were explored. Many of the works comprise of objects that are used in everyday Japanese households, however, to Nellie, they contain a seemingly ideal artistic purpose. Consideration was also paid to the Japanese custom of 'kintsugi' and its processes. Nellie's works create conversations between different objects; a somewhat intimate gesture between different forms and materials.